“We are incredibly excited to have Adam playing through our Tone Hammer ®500 head and SL 112 cabinets,” comments Dale Titus, Aguilar Amplification’s Sales & Marketing Manager. “To have Adam now playing through our Tone Hammer ® 500 is further validation that even though it only weighs four pounds,” adds Dale Titus, “the Tone Hammer ® 500 provides a massive sonic experience.more
"Aguilar is a company that is devoted to the beauty of a warm, clear and tight, bass sound. Amps designed by bass players who understand what is needed. These amps feature the richness of sound that comes from tubes. They sound great, whether it is electric or acoustic bass, live or studio, for any style of music you can think of. They also look great! I love my Aguilar amps and I also appreciate the company for their straightforward, caring and honest way of doing business."more
“My live amp is an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 — or a pair of them, I should say — into two [Ampeg] SVT cabinets. But, for the recording, I used a Fender Bassman Pro 300, which has great tone but is very unreliable, travel-wise. I’ve done recordings where I’ve done a single pass but then when it’s been time to do overdubs or fixes five minutes later the tone has already changed dramatically!"more
"I also use the Tone Hammer 500 and the AG 500. For a lot of the sessions I do – like film dates – I just bring the AG 500! I did that movie Identity Theft, and I used the distortion channel on the AG 500 anytime they needed that sound and it was great, I didn’t have to add any pedals to my signal chain! I just dialed that tone in and it sounded amazing. I blended that with the clean DI signal and that was it!"more
> As featured in this video, is my main bass and absolute workhorse of an instrument…my Spector Euro 5LX. I’ve had this bass for 15 years and it has risen and surpassed whatever I’ve needed it to do. I’ve always aimed for versatility and quality when researching and purchasing gear…and Spector hits the nail on the head in every category.” And in case you were curious about his signal path for his live rig, here’s what he’s rockin’: > Spector Euro 5LX > Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 > Mesa Boogie Diesel 2×15 > Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner > Empress Effects Buffer > Ernie Ball VP Jr. > Aguilar TLC Compressor > Darkglass Electronics Microtubes X Ultra > EHX Bass Big Muff > Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI > Mooer Noise Killer > Powered By: True Tone CS12 > Ernie Ball Slinkys 130-45more
What I like about this head is just one simple thing. It plays super great even if you just unpack it and plug your buss into it withou moving single knob expect volume one. On double bass I just add little more basses and that's all perfect sound. On standart bass I can just play every knob in middle and still have best sound.
I've been playing Aguilar Amps since it's Debut. It is simply the best bass gear on the market, with bassists working and running the company. I will only use Aguilar; and if it's not on the gig or I can't bring mine, I'll just go direct!!